History is being written as an extreme weather event continues to unfold, one which will occupy a place in the annals of weather history as one of the most extraordinary to have affected the United States.
and in another..
With Sandy having already brought severe impacts to the Caribbean Islands and a portion of the Bahamas, and severe erosion to some beaches on the east coast of Florida, it is now poised to strike the northeast United States with a combination of track, size, structure and strength that is unprecedented in the known historical record there...
How can one not be nervous?
Though I think the interesting part is that after this hype, if the hurricane didn't turn out to be as big as everyone thought it'll be, next time if a real one comes along, will people take heed to warnings? Will the government take precautionary measures?